by Alicia Hollinger
Hollywood, CA 9/20/2012 (HollywoodToday) — Following its work in progress screening at Comic-Con comes the World Premiere of “War of the Worlds: Goliath in 3D”, a steampunk anime feature from Executive Producer Kevin Eastman, creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the publisher of Heavy Metal Magazine (www.wotw-goliath.com).
“A steampunk epic of war, comradeship and courage under fire,” the film is the first large-scale 3D feature to come out of Malaysia. Set at the dawn of the 20th century, Teddy Roosevelt’s America and the world are attacked by Martian invaders who then succumb to Earth’s bacteria. By the time the Martians return fifteen years later, Earth is ready for the rematch with steam-powered Tripods—adapted Martian technology—and A.R.E.S., Earth’s elite multinational defending force.
Written by David Abramowitz (Highlander) and directed by Joe Pearson (Epoch Ink), the film features the voice talents of Adrian Paul (Highlander), Adam Baldwin (Chuck; Firefly; Serenity; Independence Day; Full Metal Jacket), Peter Wingfield (Highlander; 24; Caprica; X-Men 2), Mark Sheppard (Battlestar Galactica; Firefly; Serenity;), Elizabeth Gracen (Highlander), Jim Brynes (Highlander; Wise Guy); Beau Billingslea (Cowboy Bebop; Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles), and Matt Letscher (Entourage; The West Wing).
WAR OF THE WORLDS: GOLIATH IN 3D makes its world premiere at 4:30PM Saturday September 22 at the Regal Cinemas at L.A. Live. A panel featuring follows the screening with Abramowitz, Pearson, Tripod Entertainment Executive Director Leon Tan and distributor Sridhar Sreekakula.